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Composition of the Management Board

Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez

Chairman of the Board

Eduardo Díez-Hochleitner Rodríguez

Chairman of the Board

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business Management from the Autonomous University of Madrid (1973-1978) and MBA from the IESE, Barcelona (1980-82).

EXPERIENCE

Eduardo’s career started in Dresdner Bank in Germany (1978-1980). Between 1982 and 1990 he held various different positions in Banque Nationale de Paris in both Spain and France, the last position being that of General Manager of Banexi, Spain. He held the position of General Corporate Manager of the Group PRISA (1990-2001), and was Iberian partner for the private equity firm Apax Partners (2002-2006). He has also held various senior positions within the Norwegian media group Schibsted ASA, being CEO (2010-2012) and Vice-Chairman of 20 Minutos (2007-2010 and 2012-2014), and on the Board of Directors of Infojobs (2010-2011). Presently he is a member of the Board of Directors of various companies: Samaipata Ventures, Boolino, The Gawa Microfinance Fund, Promotech Digital, and previously of Diario As, Everis, Apax Partners, Everis, Radical Technologies, Bodaclick, Más Móvil Telecom 3.0, Canalmail, Kreab Gavin Anderson Iberia, B-Side Media and Imm Sound. He has also been a member of various Advisory Boards: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, La Nevera Roja, amongst others.

Meinrad Spenger

Chief Executive Officer

Meinrad Spenger

Chief Executive Officer

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Bachelor of Law (Graz / Austria and Trieste / Italy). MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (IE) and the Italian Business School SDA Bocconi (Milan).

EXPERIENCE

Meinrad worked as a consultant for five years at McKinsey & Company, where he served as Engagement Manager and gained extensive international experience in countries such as Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain, and in several sectors including telecommunications. He is a co-founder of Másmóvil Telecom 3.0, SA where he held the position of CEO until their integration into the current MÁSMOVIL IBERCOM, SA

José Poza

Vice Chairman of the Board

José Poza

Vice Chairman of the Board

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Degree in Computer Science from the University of the Basque Country.

EXPERIENCE

José worked for 7 years as a researcher at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of the Basque Country, three years teaching at the Faculty of Information Technology, University of the Basque Country, and 10 years as Technical Director at IBERCOM, and he has been a Manager at IBERCOM since 2009.

Josep Mª Echarri Torres

Vice Chairman of the Board

Josep Mª Echarri Torres

Vice Chairman of the Board

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Bachelor in Economics and Actuarial Sciences, both degrees from the University of Barcelona and Masters in Financial Management from ESADE.

EXPERIENCE

Josep Mª was CFO of Oryzon from 2003-2007, and previously responsible for the first comprehensive program for the creation of technological companies developed by Spanish administration. He is currently CEO of Inveready Asset Management, SGECR, SA and Chairman of Inveready Financial Group companies of which he has been a founding partner, and is currently its largest shareholder. He participates as member of the Board of Directors of more than 30 technology-based companies like Oryzon Genomics, SA, Agile Contents, SL, Interiorvista, SL, Palo Biofarma, SL or Natac Group, SL. From his position in Inveready, Josep Mª has actively participated in dozens of corporate operations amongst which we can highlight the sale of PasswordBank Technologies, SL the Symantec American group and also the sale of Indisys, SL the American group Intel. Josep Mª is actively involved in the definition and implementation of the strategy of M & A of the Group MÁSMOVIL IBERCOM.

Felipe Fernández Atela

Independent Director and Chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee

Felipe Fernández Atela

Independent Director and Chairman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Bachelor Degree in Economics and Business from the University Complutense, Madrid and also a Master MBA from the INSEAD of Fontainebleau, as well as postgraduate courses in various Business Schools (London, Harvard and Stanford).

EXPERIENCE

Felipe was president of EDS Iberia and of Deutsche Telekom España, as well as Vice-President of Operations for Iberia/Latam of Convergys. He presently holds the position of President in Experian España and in Buongiorno España, as well as being a member of the Board of Directors of 3 Angle Capital.

Borja Fernández Espejel

Director and Audit Committee Chairman (Independent)

Borja Fernández Espejel

Director and Audit Committee Chairman (Independent)

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Autonomous University of Madrid and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He has also completed the Senior Executive Management Programme at INSEAD as well as other courses at the IE Business School, where he is currently Associate Professor of Financial Statement Analysis of the Master in Management since 2013.

EXPERIENCE

He was the Managing Director of Caser Capital Risk (Caser group), where he directed several investment operations. He was also a member of Caser Group Investment Committee with €13.1 billion of assets under management. Previously, he held management positions in N+1 (currently Alantra), Ahorro Corporación, PwC and Dragados.
He is currently Chief Finance and Strategy Officer of Metrovacesa. Member of the Senior Management Committee and assistant to the Board of Directors and Audit Committee. Since 2013, he has directed various restructuring and refinancing (value added of €4.3 billion) as well as the recent recapitalisation (€1.65 billion), resulting in €3.3 billion of debt reduction and an Investment Grade rating achieved with both S&P and Moody´s. He has also participated in the sale of Gecina (€1.55B) and the merger with Merlin (€2.2B).
In total he has accumulated more than 20 years of experience in Private Equity, Structure Finance, Corporate Finance and Debt & Equity Capital Markets, having been involved in more than 20 transactions for an amount exceeding €5.7B. He has served on various boards and audit committees since 2004.

Antonio García Ortiz

Proprietary Director

Antonio García Ortiz

Proprietary Director

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration by Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

EXPERIENCE

Auditing background with more than 5 years experience (Espacontrol-Deloitte) Finance Director in Grupo Inmobiliario Delta y Administration Director in Swiss Re. From 2002 Finance and Tecnology Director at Caser, member of the Board of several companies of the group and Chairman of Aldebarán S.C.R.

Rafael Canales

Proprietary Director

Rafael Canales

Proprietary Director

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Mr Canales has a Bachelor’s degree in Economic and Business from the Commercial University of Deusto (Bilbao), having also accomplished postgraduate studies at the School of Industrial Organization as well as a PDD from IESE.

EXPERIENCE

Mr Canales Rafael is currently Chief Executive Officer of Onchena, S.L. a family office.

Mr. Canales has developed his professional career in the banking and finance sector. Since 2001, in the area of wealth management, in various management positions, starting in Consulnor Servicios Financieros and later in Banca March after the acquisition of Consulnor by Banca March.
Previously, he worked in Corporate Banking in Argentaria – BBVA and in Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. (currently J.P. Morgan).

He has been a professor of Banking, International Financing and Financial Management in ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas).

Nathalie Picquot

Independent Director

Nathalie Picquot

Independent Director

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Ms Nathalie Picquot is Bachelor in Arts and Sciences from Cornell University (1993-1997), and Sciences Politiques from Institut D’Etudes Politiques (Paris). Additionally, has executive curses in Strategy from Harvard, also Board of Directors Course from IESE, and holds a postgraduate course from Wharton-Twiter Business Academy.

EXPERIENCE

Nathalie has an extensive international experience in different industries and management positions. She started her career in investment banking at the Vereins und Westbank AG, in Hamburg (Germany), afterwards, she became Associate of Market Analysis at Cartier International in Paris (France) and later she moved to the US to become Marketing Manager of the International Herald Tribune.
Since 1999, he has been active in the digital world, initially occupying executive positions in the Business Development area of DoubleClick in New York, and later in AdLink Internet Media AG, as International Business Development Managemer.
Between 2006 and 2017 she held various management positions in Google Spain, from 2017 is the General Manager of Twitter in Spain and Portugal.

John C. Hahn

Proprietary Director

John C. Hahn

Proprietary Director

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

He obtained a Master in Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

EXPERIENCE

Mr John C. Hahn is the senior managing director of Providence Equity Partners, at its corporate office in London. Mr. Hahn leads private equity investment activities on an international level. Mr. Hahn is a director of Chime Communications, Volia (Ukraine) and UMI (India). Previously, he served as a director of Digiturk (Turkey), Eircom (Ireland), Casema (Netherlands), Kabel Deutchsland (Germany), Recoletos (Spain), Ono (Spain) and Com Hem (Sweden).
Prior to joining Providence in 2000, Mr. Hahn served as executive director at Morgan Stanley. Previously he worked at Price Waterhouse and Federal Data Corporation.

Robert Sudo

Proprietary Director

Robert Sudo

Proprietary Director

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Mr Sudo has a degree in Business Administration from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management.

EXPERIENCE

Mr Robert Sudo is the managing director of Providence Equity Partners, at its corporate office in London. In addition, Mr. Sudo is currently a director of the companies Ambassador Theatre Group, Bité, Clarion Events, HSE24 and Volia Limited. Prior to joining Providence in 2004, Mr. Sudo worked as a financial analyst in mergers and acquisitions for Goldman Sachs.

Pilar Zulueta De Oya

Independent Director

Pilar Zulueta De Oya

Independent Director

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

She graduated in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Autonomous University, Madrid, specialising in science at Harvard University, an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa and also in Digital Transformation from The Valley Digital Business School. Ms Pilar Zulueta has extensive international experience in media, consumer products, retail and innovation.

EXPERIENCE

Independent director of Everis, NTT Group, where she forms part of the Audit and Remuneration and Appointment Committees. She is also Proprietary Director and an investor in Cervezas Brabante and member of the International Advisory Board of Instituto de Empresa (IE). Currently working with various foundations linked to the improvement of education for girls and women in Nepal.
In 1997 she joined Warner Bros. Consumer Products, where she served as the following: Director General for Spain & Portugal (1997-1999), Director General of Southern Europe (1999- 2001) and Director General for Europe, Middle East and Africa (2001-2015) from the London headquarters. Between 1992 – 1995 she was Director of Marketing and Sales for RJ Reynolds and CEO of WBI – RJR Nabisco Group (1992-1995). She has been a member of the Women’s Leadership Advisory Council in the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and Professional Women Network Spain.

 

Alberto Castañeda González

Non-Executive Secretary

Alberto Castañeda González

Non-Executive Secretary

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid. Columbia University (NY), LLM from the University of Hannover (Germany) and Advanced Program in Telecommunications Law (Instituto de Empresa)

EXPERIENCE

Alberto is a lawyer and a Partner in the firm Castaneda Lawyers,a law firm established in 2002. He serves on the Secretariat of the Board of Directors of numerous companies belonging to national and international groups. He has also been the Secretary of the Board of Directors of MásMóvil Telecom 3.0. since 2007.

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